League One Shrewsbury Earn FA Cup Replay With Liverpool After 2-2 Draw

Updated: 27 January 2020 09:31 IST

FA Cup: League One Shrewsbury came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Premier League leaders Liverpool.

 

Liverpool let a 2-0 lead slip as League One Shrewsbury earned a FA Cup fourth round replay at Anfield thanks to a 2-2 draw, whilst Manchester United and Manchester City cruised into the fifth round on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp showed his focus is very much on a first Premier League title for 30 years as he made 11 changes to the side that won at Wolves on Thursday. And Klopp confirmed he will name an even younger side for the replay as it falls days into Liverpool's two-week winter break from Premier League action. "I have said to the boys already, two weeks ago, that we will have a winter break, so it means we will not be there," said Klopp, who plans to let under-23s coach Neil Critchley take charge of the game.

"It will be the kids who play that game."

Despite a calm finish from 18-year-old Curtis Jones to open the scoring on 15 minutes, Liverpool never settled as Shrewsbury missed a host of chances to level before the break.

A freak own goal from Donald Love then doubled the visitors' lead a minute into the second half, but the Shrews did not give up on their shot at shocking the European champions and were given a lifeline when substitute Jason Cummings converted a penalty.

Cummings then sent New Meadow into raptures by slotting low under Adrian 15 minutes from time.

"It was a dream come true against the best team in the world. Going to Anfield is what it's all about," said Cummings.

Relief for Solskjaer

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was badly in need of a convincing performance after 2-0 defeats to Liverpool and Burnley over the past seven days and got a response with a 6-0 thrashing of third-tier Tranmere.

Many tipped the Red Devils to get bogged down on a sandy surface at Prenton Park, but a flying start thanks to a host of unlikely goalscorers ensured there was no chance of an upset.

"This game was one where everyone apart from Man United fans wanted us to lose," said Solskjaer.

"It's been a bit of pressure on them but they've enjoyed it.

"It was a difficult pitch but we went about it the right way; just worked hard, played simple but effective and played the right way."

Captain Harry Maguire led by example by striding forward to smash home his first goal for the club before Diogo Dalot also grabbed his first United goal and Jesse Lingard curled home to make it three goals in a six-minute spell.

Phil Jones then nodded home his first United effort since 2014 and Anthony Martial's deflected strike made it five before the break.

Solskjaer could then afford the luxury of resting Martial, Maguire and Nemanja Matic for most of the second half ahead of Wednesday's attempt to overturn a 3-1 first leg deficit against City in the League Cup semi-finals.

Tahith Chong was one of those introduced and he was brought down by Tranmere goalkeeper Scott Davies, allowing Mason Greenwood to score United's sixth from the penalty spot.

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Highlights
  • League One Shrewsbury earned a FA Cup fourth round replay vs Liverpool
  • Liverpool let a 2-0 lead slip to draw 2-2 against Shrewsbury
  • Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes to the Liverpool side that won at Wolves
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